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Author Topic: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker  (Read 1393 times)

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Offline msiscoe

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Hello, can anyone identify the maker of this garniture set?  Many thanks,

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Re: Art Glass Garniture set, unknown maker
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 06:43:03 AM »
Michael I'm sure that this is a trinket set, aka a dressing table set.   If you imagine a bowl or clock flanked or garnished by a pair of matching vases or candlesticks that's a garniture set.

I can't help with an attribution.

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Re: Art Glass Garniture set, unknown maker
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 06:48:46 AM »
Hello, the French call this a "Garniture de Toilette".

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Re: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 05:18:38 PM »
Indeed they do, which is the French equivalent of toilet set, trinket set, dressing table set, boudoir set, etc...  but that's not what's normally meant by the term garniture set, which is one item flanked by a pair of other items. It's one of those odd cases where the literal words don't mean the same as the English term. :)

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Re: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 05:24:04 PM »
Anne, would you care to take a stab at attribution?

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Re: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 06:00:01 PM »
Hi Michael, my feeling is that it's probably no later than 1920s, possibly Czech / Bohemian... I'd be looking at makers like Josephinenhutte, Umann, Bruder Feix or Bruder Rachmann initially, but I'd not want to point a finger at any and say for sure without finding catalogue evidence.

I've been through all my ref stuff this afternoon and can't find this set - it's quite a distinctive design, so should have jumped out.

I assume there are no clues on the glass or any marks on the metal part?

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Re: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 06:07:32 PM »
Hello, no makers marks of any kind. Thank you for your time and attention to this....

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Re: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 06:27:14 PM »
Does anyone know where to even find a Rachmann Bros. catalog?  Ken

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Re: Art Glass "Garniture de Toilette" trinket set, unknown maker
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 01:21:26 PM »
The atomizer mechanism is marked "Made in France", however, that does not mean the glass was.......

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